If you are conducting some Downs family history research then you can view the Downs coat of arms and the name meaning and origin of the name as well as the meaning of symbols below. This is a great place to start when tracing your genealogy and Downs surname history and will help you answer the question 'what is the meaning of my name?'
The name Downs and Downes
are derived from the native
Gaelic O'Dubhain sept that
was located in Counties Clare
Dwane and Devane are other variants
of this sept name which is taken
from the Gaelic word for 'black'.
A Sept is an ancient Clan-like collective describing a group of persons whose immediate ancestors bore a common surname and inhabited the same territory.
|Argent/White or Silver||Denotes Peace and Sincerity.|
|Gules/Red||'The Martyr's colour', signifies Military Fortitude and Magnanimity.|
|Wavy||Often representing water|
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